With forecasted record temperatures of over 100 degrees expected this weekend, the City of Issaquah is opening cooling centers at the Issaquah Community Center this coming Saturday, June 26, and Sunday, June 27, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and at the Issaquah Senior Center on Monday, June 28 from 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. The King County Library System is also opening up some regional locations to serve as cooling centers on Monday, June 28. The Issaquah branch will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Additional days may be added as needed. Water and snacks will be available for our guests at the Community Center and Senior Center along with some frozen treats.
Please spread the word to those who may need a cool place in the upcoming days.
Other cities and organizations have also set up cooling centers. Visit King County Emergency Management's website to view regional options.
Please stay safe and check on your neighbors, relatives and those vulnerable to extreme temperatures.
Given the extreme conditions, leashed dogs and crated cats are permitted at the Community Center and Senior Center, however, pets must be under owner control at all times and any pet-related “accidents” must be cleaned up by the pet owner.
To Reduce or Prevent the Onset of Heat Illnesses:
- Drink plenty of water – recommended amount is 1 cup per 15 minutes or 1 quart per hour.
- Know the signs/symptoms of heat-related illness (listed below); monitor yourself and co-workers.
- Block out direct sun or other heat sources.
- Use cooling fans/air conditioning, rest regularly.
- Wear lightweight, light colored, loose fitting clothes.
- Avoid alcohol, caffeinated drinks or heavy meals.